Quincy J Walters


Quincy Walters is a reporter and backup host for WGCU.

He started in public radio as an intern at WUSF, the NPR member station for the Tampa Bay area. A year later, he was a production intern for NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered in Washington, D.C. After Quincy’s internship, he returned to WUSF as a reporter.

His stories have aired on Weekend All Things Considered.

Quincy earned a degree in English with a concentration in creative writing from the University of South Florida.

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Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection used ground penetrating radar on several plots of land in a predominantly black section of Fort Myers this week. For decades the City of Fort Myers used one of the plots to dump lime sludge, a by-product of water a treatment plant. That lot is being tested, along with nearby private properties and water wells, after residents found out and became concerned.

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Update: One Lee commissioner has now made a gesture to exchange the portrait for one in which Lee is wearing plain clothes according to the News-Press

Several  hundred people held an anti-racism vigil Monday night at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Naples.

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You may have heard of feral cats, but have you heard of feral chickens? Feral chickens are now the subject of evolutionary research. And the ones in Tampa's Ybor City and Key West are perfect fodder to study. 

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Each year 280 children in Florida are born with Down syndrome, according to the Florida Department of Health. Those children’s families often have to spend extra money for treatment. But a facility has opened up in Fort Myers that will provide extra treatment for free.  

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The City of Fort Myers held a workshop this week to inform residents about what kind of testing will be done on a dump site in a predominantly black neighborhood.  Back in the 1960's, the City  dumped a byproduct from a water treatment plant in an empty lot in the neighborhood known as Dunbar. For decades, the city didn’t tell residents what that byproduct was. It included arsenic.